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This review is from: Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Limited Edition Sleeve and Free Bookmark (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) [DVD]  (DVD)Cate Blanchett tackles this role with great aplomb and is undoubtedly one of the finest actresses of her generation; her Elizabeth is regal, strong willed but also vulnerable and charitable demonstrated in her relationship with Raleigh played by Clive Owen and her royal attendant. There aren't many testing roles for women in the movies and Cate Blanchett obviously relishes getting her teeth stuck into this role.
Much of the film deals with the troubles caused by Mary Queen of Scots and the diplomatic shananigans of the Spanish to try and get a Catholic monarch back on the English throne. The armada sequence at the end of the movie seems as though it has been tacked on and I think more should have been made of this as it ultimately came to define her successful reign.
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Initial post: 8 Nov 2011 22:25:09 GMT
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I agree with your comments regarding the Armada as this was probably the most crucial part of Elizabeth's reign. Historically this part of the film is appalling as it portrays the Armada as going up in flames at Calais, when in fact not one Spanish ship was lost.
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